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Torte e Mort: Songs of Cake and Death

Anya Anastasia


Black-humoured, visually opulent, and dripping with satire, Torte e Mort: Songs of Cake and Death is an award-winning all-original contemporary Australian cabaret delivered with supreme artistic confidence.

Follow the life, death, and hilarious self-realisations of ghostly spectre of Marie Antoinette – queen of decadence and deficit. Torte e Mort traces her journey into the afterlife as she encounters classic archetypal characters with a modern twist and in the feminine form. This whole tale unfolds as a series of exquisite and electrifying original songs by Anya Anastasia, accompanied by Bec Matthews on percussion. The show takes twists and turns and is full of dramatic surprises featuring circus, shadow puppetry, comedy, and bold theatrical performance pieces. Torte e Mort explores decadence, pleasure, hedonism and sardonically unfolding reflections upon potential earthly consequences. ‘We all leave this planet, there’s no way around it. We could try to leave this planet better than we found it”. – show lyrics excerpt.

‘an exquisite hour of cabaret’ – The Plus Ones

‘You should know this if you didn’t already: Anya Anastasia is a major, major talent.’ -Stage Whispers


‘Sidesplittingly hilarious…Anastasia’s spirited soprano and rollicking cabaret tunes paired with percussionist Bec Matthews’ powerhouse performance made for an electrifying evening…Torte e Mort is an engaging, thought-provoking and amusing piece of cabaret that truly offers something for everyone’ -Rip it Up


* 40 second teaser here!

Click on the YouTube icon below to see a 2min teaser at Adelaide Fringe 2016.



Assembly George Square Theatre (Venue 8)


4 August - 14 August

16 August - 29 August



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